Violent crime plagues nearly every city in the U.S. While it is not a new topic, what is new is the approach DOJ has taken in working with cities to reduce violent crime and increase public safety through the Violence Reduction Network.
Body-worn cameras are increasingly common within law enforcement agencies. What other organizations should be considered when such a program is implemented? Learn more about the impact of body-worn cameras on prosecutors in a new TTA Today blog post.
Check out the BJA TTA Provider Directory, a BJA NTTAC resource for the criminal justice field! The directory outlines the many organizations available to help deliver free TTA to criminal justice entities. Click below to learn more.
Check out the video documentary developed by the Center for Public Safety Innovation at St. Petersburg College with funding from BJA. The video explores the life of veterans post-service. Click below to learn more.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) is a training and technical assistance (TTA) resource to help state, local, and tribal justice agencies achieve safer communities.
BJA and BJA NTTAC can provide your agency FREE TTA to address your community’s justice-related challenges. We support a wide variety of services – from onsite and distance learning training to assistance in implementing evidence-based programs – to address the unique needs of your community.
“The Durham Police Department wanted to express our gratitude to the team at the Bureau of Justice Assistance National Training and Technical Assistance Center, who provided assistance through their associates, the Virginia Center for Police Innovation, in creating a solid foundation for our award winning “Good Neighbor Program.” The insight and guidance catapulted the program from good to excellent and the entire Durham community is better for their efforts!”
Chief of Police
Durham (NH) Police Department
“BJA NTTAC's assistance allowed my department to have a starting point in a major re-tooling of our crime analysis program. We have no one with real experience in this area, but we knew that we needed to make changes to improve. Through BJA NTTAC, we were able to make informed decisions as we move forward.”
Body-worn cameras can help citizens and police be more accountable for their actions. But how much does it cost? What interactions should police record? Where should departments store data and for how long?